Our Classic Collection of Client Favourites
The Andy Swann Voyage Classic Collection is a selection of some of our clients’ favourite, tried-and-tested itineraries for each of the regions in which we work: the Riviera, Provence, Normandy, Burgundy and Paris.
“Classic” but by no means ordinary, these carefully planned itineraries include our most requested destinations, sites, venues, and experiences, with built-in flexibility to allow our expert guides to adjust the day’s schedule to your clients’ location and interests. These easy-to-market, fixed-price tours are ideal for individual travellers and families, and easily adapted for small groups.
We’re happy to feature a few of these Classic Collection itineraries below; please be sure to see the related PDFs for more itineraries in each region.
CLASSIC COLLECTION RIVIERA Featured Itinerary: Monaco and Les Trois Corniches. Spend the day discovering the quintessential French Riviera, following the famous Trois Corniches coastal road from Nice to Monte Carlo. Explore the charming fishing village of Villefranche-sur-Mer, with its chapel decorated by Jean Cocteau. Stroll through the gardens of the elegant Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, stopping for tea in the villa’s tea room. Step back in time to discover the ancient history of the region at La Turbie, taking in the breathtaking Mediterranean sea views. Meander through the perched artists’ village of Èze, taking time to visit one of its famous perfume factories or to wander through its botanical cactus garden. Experience the royal grandeur of Le Rocher, the Rock of Monaco, visiting the Prince’s Palace and Cathedral, then cross the port to taste the glamourous side of the city, trying your luck at the world-famous Casino de Monte-Carlo or simply sipping an apero at the legendary Café de Paris. [View / Download the full ASV Classic Collection FRENCH RIVIERA PDF (US Format)]
CLASSIC COLLECTION PROVENCE Featured Itinerary: Villages of the Luberon Valley. Discover Provence at its most authentic as you spend the day exploring the villages of the beautiful Luberon Valley. Start from the elegant perched village of Gordes, enjoying a guided tour of the town before stopping to see the lush lavender gardens at the Abbaye de Senanque. Meander through the Medieval perched village of Lacoste, crowned by the ruins of the château of the Marquis de Sade. In Ménerbes, take time for wine tasting and a walk through the pretty village centre, then continue to nearby Bonnieux for lunch on a shady terrace with sweeping views across the valley. Experience the colours of Provence at their most brilliant during a walk along the stunning ochre trail in Roussillon; discover its quintessential fragrance during a visit to the Lavender Museum in Coustellet; or get a true taste of the flavours of Provence, sampling local products in the open-air market in the charming village of Lourmarin. [View / Download the full ASV Classic Collection PROVENCE PDF (US Format)]
CLASSIC COLLECTION BURGUNDY Featured Itinerary: A Taste of Burgundy. Enjoy an initiation to Burgundy during this full-day tour with your sommelier-guide. Begin your day with a visit of the Château du Clos Vougeot, a historic monument and the largest single vineyard in Côte de Nuits entitled to the grand cru designation. Stop for lunch based on regional Burgundian specialities at a local Auberge or in the terrace restaurant of a nearby castle-hotel, Château de Gilly, then return towards Beaune to explore the 3-km long cellars of the historic Château de Meursault. With its thousand-year history, eight-hectare Clos, and over sixty hectares of Premier Crus and Grand Crus classified vineyards, it is also the site of the annual Paulée de Meursault, a renowned international wine event. Conclude your day at the Château de Pommard; enjoy a private afternoon session at this 20-hectare Clos and designated UNESCO Heritage Site, all while tasting the Château’s legendary wines. [View / Download the full ASV Classic Collection BURGUNDY PDF (US Format)]
CLASSIC COLLECTION NORMANDY Featured Itinerary: D-Day and the Beaches of Normandy. The Normandy Invasion remains the largest seaborne invasion in history, with nearly three million Allied troops crossing the English Channel from Britain to Normandy in occupied France. In the company of your driver-guide, set off on an emotional journey as you visit the beaches where the World War II D-Day landings took place, including Utah Beach and Omaha Beach. Visit Sainte-Mère-Église, a small village occupied by the American troops and one of the first French towns liberated in the invasion. Stop at the Pointe-du-Hoc battlefield to appreciate the magnitude of the obstacles faced by the Allied forces, and witness the sacrifice of these brave troops as you visit the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, with its row after row of white crosses—a truly moving and memorable experience—as well as the Arromanches D-Day Museum, built in commemoration of the Normandy Campaign. [View / Download the full ASV Classic Collection NORMANDY PDF (US Format)]
CLASSIC COLLECTION PARIS Featured Itinerary: Paris à la Pied. Spend the day on a truly classic immersion into the City of Lights, discovering Paris à pied like a true Parisian. Visit the highlights of the city, from the beautiful Gothic Sainte-Chapelle chapel on Île de la Cité to Sacre Coeur and the artists’ quarter of Montmartre, from the Arc de Triomphe to the Eiffel Tower. Discover little-known streets and neighbourhoods of Paris while learning about the city’s fascinating history. Stop for a relaxing lunch at a typical Parisian brasserie, then head to the fashionable Marais district on the Right Bank to browse in its many boutiques and art galleries. Optionally, explore the vibrant Left Bank, from the Latin Quarter to Saint-Germain-des-Prés, taking time for a stroll through the Jardin du Luxembourg or an afternoon coffee in one of the district’s historic cafés. [View / Download the full ASV Classic Collection PARIS PDF (US Format)]
CLASSIC COLLECTION Shore Excursions. From Monaco and the Riviera to Saint-Tropez and Marseille, from the northern Normandy coastline to the southern Mediterranean Sea – and even along the Rhône from Lyon to Avignon – our tailored shore excursions are the perfect complement to your sea or river cruise. Opt for a one-day experience while your ship is in port, or extend your multi-day cruise with pre- and post-cruise onshore touring. Curated full-day itineraries based from key cruise ports, with built-in flexibility to adjust the day’s itinerary to your clients’ cruise schedule! [View / Download the full ASV Classic Collection SHORE EXCURSIONS PDF (US Format)]
Bespoke Private Travel for Top-Tier Clients
For clients who require an exclusive, experiential travel program, we offer fully-customised, bespoke itineraries, from a single day to multiple weeks, as well as unforgettable à la carte experiences. Designed primarily for your most valued top-tier clients and more experienced repeat travellers, these one-of-a-kind itineraries are tailor-made according to the client’s specific interests and preferences, and may also include bespoke services such as VIP airport meet-and-greet assistance, yacht rentals, access to private venues, and so forth.
Naturally, our starting point for each of these exceptional itineraries is a personal conversation with you.
Our selection of à la carte experiences can be delivered as standalone options (in conjunction with a luxury driver service), or integrated into a bespoke multi-day itinerary. Depending on the location and time of travel, these experiences might include a hands-on workshop with a master glassblower or perfume maker, wine tasting with a Master of Wine, a private garden tour and Provençal lunch, or a lesson in making macarons or an authentic tapenade.
Please contact us to request a call with Andy to discuss your bespoke travel requirements.